The Little Epicurean

Aug 23 2016

Banana Peanut Butter Jelly Cake

This banana peanut butter jelly cake takes my favorite childhood flavors and combines them into an awesome layered dessert! 

Banana Peanut Butter Jelly Cake

AMA. RBTL. FOMO. TBH. YSK. SMH.FTFY.

I feel lost with all these new abbreviations and acronyms. It makes me feel old and outdated. Sometimes I feel like Phil from Modern Family who thinks LOL means lots of love and WTF means why the face. And in case you’re wondering, here’s what the foreign language above means: Ask Me Anything, Read Between The Lines, Fear of Missing Out, To Be Honest, You Should Know, Shaking My Head, Fixed That For You.

I’m not a fan of all this internet slang. The list continues to grow everyday and I’m trailing far behind. For the most part, it confuses me more than it makes communicating easier. When I text message friends, I spell words out completely, use punctuation when needed, and over use exclamation points. If that makes me uncool, so be it.

I prefer to stick to the easy abbreviations are super straight forward. Take PBJ (or PB&J). We’re all on the same page when it comes to that meaning, right?

Banana Peanut Butter Jelly Cake

I cannot count the number of PBJs I’ve consumed in my lifetime. Too many, especially because I continue to enjoy them today. The combination of peanut butter and jelly is a flavor I may never tire of.

Sometime in elementary school (maybe 3rd or 4th grade) when I started packing my own lunches, I made my first banana peanut butter jelly. It was one of those lightbulb moments when I felt like a child genius. Add sliced bananas to your PBJ! It was just a monumental when I found out that banana and Nutella were delicious together.

I had that same ah-ha moment when I first envisioned this cake. I’m taking my favorite childhood flavors and turning it into a cake!

Aug 21 2016

Peach Bellini Cake

Peach Bellini Cake

This Peach Bellini Cake is made using standard boxed cake mix and sparkling wine. It’s a fun and easy way to make cake in a snap! Drink your Peach Bellini and eat it, too! This is the EASIEST CAKE I have ever made. No exaggeration. It uses a standard boxed white cake mix. I hardly ever use boxed...

Aug 19 2016

Blueberry Mojito Float

Blueberry Mojito Float

This blueberry mojito float takes a traditional mint mojito and adds a pop of flavor and color with the addition of blueberry sorbet. Farewell summer. Popsicles, ice cream, no-bake desserts. It was good while it lasted. Many kids are back in school in Los Angeles. Halloween costumes and decor have already made their way...

Aug 15 2016

Cookies and Cream Rolls

Cookies and Cream Rolls

These cookies and cream rolls transform a simple yeasted bread dough into a magical and delicious treat!  I have my wedding gown hanging in our guest room closet. I have my first fitting/alteration appointment in a month. I have these warm, fresh from the oven cookies and cream rolls sitting in the kitchen. Any...

Aug 11 2016

Blueberry Sorbet

Blueberry Sorbet

This 4 ingredient blueberry sorbet highlights summer’s bounty by using fresh blueberries.  I pride myself on my ability to wear white without splattering any food on myself. Give me spicy miso ramen, a giant bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, or ask me to open a pomegranate, and I’ll finish the task without a splash on...

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